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July 22, 2015 Admin Worldwide News

HEADING: Vuillermoz clinches first French phase win

DATE: 11/07/2015


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Alexis Vuillermoz delivered the Trip de Frances first French stage triumph of this years race on Saturday, as the AG2R-La Mondiale rider timed his attack to perfection in Mur de Bretagne.

Vuillermoz introduced a counter attack with 800 metres remaining of the 181.5 kilometre phase, which ended with a category three climb.

Behind him, Chris Froome completed eighth to maintain the leaders yellow jersey, ahead of Sundays group time trial.


Stage 8 of the 2015 Tour de France has actually delivered the races first French winner, with Alexis Vuillermoz dominating the terrifying Mur de Bretagne.

Having actually come housegotten back 3rd on phase 3s Mur de Huy climb, the AG2R-La Mondiale rider counter attacked within the final 800m of the race, which ended with a penalizing uphill classification 3 surface.

After a 181.5 km ride from Rennes, yellow jersey holder Chris Froome had attemptedaimed to accelerate away from the pack, with Irelands Dan Martin likewise as soon as again in contention.

But it was Vuillermoz who had adequate power in his legs to take the phase victory, and with it the biggest win of his career.

A plainly disappointed Martin leaving it too late and needing to choose 3rd, 5 seconds additionally back.

So, heres the stage results, with Movistars Alejandro Valverde leading the major chasing group over the line – all 25 riders offered the exact same time, 10 seconds off the rate.

Yellow jersey holder Chris Froome was securely because group, as was Peter Sagan and GC hopefuls Tejay van Garderen, Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana.

Safeguarding champion Vincenzo Nibali one noteworthy absentee, can be found in 20 seconds back down in 30th, losing another 10 seconds in the procedurewhile doing so.

So, theres no modification in the top 7 of the General Category standings, with 2013 champ Froome staying 11 seconds ahead of Peter Sagan.

Van Garderen, Tony Gallopin and Greg Van Avermaet all within 30 seconds off the lead.

Stage 9 is the final outing before the Tours first rest day, and takes the form of a 28km group time trial.

Completing in Plumelec, the time for each group does not stop till the fifth rider crosses the line, with the normal suspects like Etixx Quick-Step and Astana aiming to put in strong performances.


00:00 Scenic shot

00:06 Bartosz Huzarski (Bora-Argon 18), Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Biking), Romain Sicard (Europcar) and Pierre-Luc Perichon (Bretagne-Seche Environnement) breakaway

00:27 Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN-Qhubeka)

00:32 Numerous shots of the peloton

00:57 Breakaway group start ascent after 83 km

01:35 Lotto-Soudal lead the peloton

01:50 Romain Sicard wins King of the Mountains point

02:17 Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal)

02:30 Shot of peloton

02:47 Pierre-Luc Perichon wins intermediate sprint ahead of Bartosz Huzarski

03:16 Group Cannondale-Garmin lead the peloton

03:33 Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) and Merhawi Kudus (MTN-Qhubeka) crash + replay

04:15 Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick Step)

04:28 Peloton catch breakaway group with 8km staying

04:54 Peloton with 4km continuing to be

05:15 Sharp turn at the 2km mark

06:11 Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R-La Mondiale) wins phase + replay

08:27 Alexis Vuillermoz on podium

08:35 Chris Froome on podium


Rennes – Mur de Bretagne, France

KEYWORDS: All Sports, Cycling, Trip de France, Alexis Vuillermoz, Chris Froome, Dan Martin, Alejandro Valverde, Peter Sagan, Tejay van Garderen, Alberto Contador, Nairo Quintana, Emphasizes.

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